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Snowpocalypse 2011: Snow in 49 of 50 States

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Finally… a weather event worthy of the phrase snowpocalypse!

I wasn’t a big fan using the phrase snowpocalypse because I thought it was overused and had too much of a hype quality, but when rare events like 49 of 50 states have snow on the ground, an event such as this might actually be worthy of such a buzzword since so many states are caught off guard.

For example, PBS NewsHour reported:

The city of Atlanta received 7 inches of snow, but only has 8 snow plows.

The weird thing — no one knows for sure just how rare of an event this is. That should give you some indication of its rarity.

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Posted by CJ   @   12 January 2011 2 comments
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Jan 19, 2011
9:36 am

As a Canadian, this made me laugh:

The city of Atlanta received 7 inches of snow, but only has 8 snow plows.

Are you kidding!?!?!? :) So cute. I love it when people freak out over an inch of snow, let alone 7 inches.

Jan 19, 2011
9:44 am
#2 Matt SF :

Totally! I suffered though an Atlanta like event when I was living in North Carolina where 3-4″ of ice fell in half a day. Everyone wigged out, power was out for a week, grocery stores sold out of bread & water in a day, etc.

Our pharma plant had backup generators out the wazoo, so we camped out in the cubicles. Was kinda fun to be honest.

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